“For You” Steve sings with 2 Grand-girls

Our granddaughters (Heidi’s girls) are staying with us this week. While I was working on a new song called “For You,” Josephine (in the middle) and Lily (violin) came in and began singing along. We did a quick rehearsal then did this quick video. T’was a sweet moment for Papa…thanks to DeDe for recording us and to four-year old Sylvia (off camera) for quietly watching.

Steve’s New Book for Hunters!

HDevo coverThis new, rugged hardback, pack size devotional for hunters has arrived in time for the upcoming season. Filled with personal stories from Steve’s years of hunting, each devotion begins with a Scripture verse followed by a story and important insight and a short prayer. A perfect companion for each day of hunting season this book will add a meaningful depth of spirituality to your time in the outdoors!

 

 

 

“Let’s Call It Even”

During a Sunday morning service at a church in Georgia we sang our song about my experience of holding my Dad when he passed from this life into eternity (I Held A Great Warrior When He Died). After dismissal a very nice lady named, Jonell Barber, expressed her appreciation for the song then told about an exchange she had with her father, Calvin, during his last hours. What she said was deeply touching, incredibly profound and full of mercy. She has graciously permitted us to share her story in music and we are hopeful it will help others to also know the joy of reconciliation…may it be sooner rather than later. S&A

“Mercy triumphs over judgment.” James 2:13
Let’s Call It Even (Lyrics)

 

He came down to his final day,

With something on his heart he had to say

To his daughter, from the heart of a father

He took her hand, couldn’t stop the tears,

He said, “I’ve let you down thru the years

Wish I could do it over, I’d do it better

Lord knows I’d do it better.”

 

She stood by his bed, they both cried,

She wiped the tears from his eyes

And said, “I understand, you’ve done the best you can

But would it help if I reminded you

About the teenage hell I put you through

O Daddy, here’s what we ought to do…”

 

“Let’s call it even

We both had a bad run

Let’s talk about the good times

We can say we both won

On the other side of heaven’s door

You won’t find love keeping score

We’re forgiven

Let’s call it even.”

 

He said, “I guess its true what they say, a little child will lead the way

My sweet baby, what a gift you just gave me

Now I can leave this world feeling free, nothing between you and me

No regrets, its God’s mercy…”

 

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“He’s Not There” New Song by Steve & Annie

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Graveside service for Dad

I went to Point Pleasant, WV to visit my Mother, Lillian Chapman, who has been a widow since my Dad’s passing in late 2015. She had not yet returned to Logan County to the gravesite and I brought up the idea of going. Her response was, “I’ll go…but he’s not there.” Her unexpected, yet confident reaction was not only deeply encouraging, it inspired Annie and me to write, “He’s Not There.” If you have buried a loved one, we hope this musical tribute to Dad’s life and Mom’s uplifting words will comfort you.

An Unforgettable Musical Experience

The introduction in the video says it all!!!!

New book from Steve “A Dad’s Guide to Praying for His Kids”

For a long time folks have been asking for copies of the original pocket size book, “Wednesday’s Prayer” that was written to help dad’s establish an effective and powerful regimen of prayer for their children. At last, the content of that book has been expanded and developed into a full size book titled, “A Dad’s Guide to Praying for His Kids.”

It features the timely lyrics from the prayer song, “Wednesday’s Prayer,” as well as some of Steve’s unforgettable personal experiences and a wealth of biblical truths. This book will serve as a guide to help dads (and moms, too!) pray more faithfully, powerfully and effectively for your kids. Also, it contains a practical guide on how and why to add a fast to your prayers.

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Warriors of the Road…Our Musical Comrades

The word, warrior,  seems to be coming to mind lately. I used it in the song about my Dad’s departure to heaven to describe him and then, when I recently met with the men featured in the video posted here, I realized that they too are warriors of the faith, a group I am humbled to call my friends. The truth is, because we who name the name of Christ must fight daily against unrighteousness in our own lives and in our world, we are all warriors of the road.

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift!! A Tea Cozy…Handmade by Annie…

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Tea Cozy by Annie Chapman

A Tea Cozy by Annie is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Each beautiful Cozy is handmade and features a hidden thermal lining that will keep your tea hotter longer. There are 8 gorgeous patterns to choose from that are shown and numbered below. There are more patterns being added. The Cozy fits a 4-6 cup tea pot (pot not included).

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Annie with two happy Cozy owners from Candler, NC

Tea lovers are attracted to the elegance and practicality of Annie’s Cozies.

Cozies are ordered at this time by mail only with payment only by check or money order. To order, choose from the patterns below and indicate the style number on your order. Include the following additional information:

Name,  shipping address, phone number , email address if available and payment of $25.00 (includes shipping) by check or money order

Send the order to:

Annie Chapman/ PO Box 337 / Pleasant View, TN  / 37146

Once your order is received Annie will go to work on your Cozy. Shipment takes place within 10-12 days. If you have no pattern preference a Cozy will be sent within 2-3 days of the receipt of your order. We suggest that when you place the order, email us at harmony4home@gmail.com and let us know the style chosen and Annie will get a head start on your Tea Cozy. 

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“I Held A Great Warrior”

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Paul J Chapman 8/31/1926 – 11/28/2015

Nov. 28th will be the first anniversary of my Dad, Paul J. Chapman, going home to heaven. I had my arms around him trying to help him stand up when his body released his spirit. To say the very least it was an incredibly impacting experience. So much could be said to honor his life but I hope this song will give the honor due a great, great warrior…
Steve Chapman

PS…Please be praying for my Mother, Lillian, who said farewell to her dearest friend and husband of 68 years. She will be moving to Tennessee and residing with Annie and me for a few weeks while my sister, Jeannie, and her husband, Gene, move to Cookeville, TN and prepare a place for Mom to live. I’ll not only have my sweet Mother close to us, my dear sister will be just 90 minutes away as well. We never dreamed we’d all eventually be Tennesseans!

Radio Interview for Parents with Steve & Annie

 

We enjoyed interviewing on My Faith Radio and discussing our companion books about parenting. You can hear the interview at the following link. We hope the information is helpful for you as a Mom & Dad in these challenging times of raising children!

http://myfaithradio.com/2015/navigating-journey-parenthood/10 Things daughter new cover

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